Decisions Proverbs

Sayings about Decisions

In the hotel of decisions the guests sleep well. ~ Iranian Proverb

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water. ~ African Proverb

Let the sword decide only after the plan has failed. ~Arabian Proverb

You must decide where you are going in the evening, if you intend to leave early in the morning. ~ Malian Proverb

Before borrowing money from a friend decide which you need most. ~American Proverb

Deliberate often —decide once. ~ Latin Proverb

The man deliberates, the woman decides. ~Spanish Proverb

In his decision the judge with seven reasons gives only one in court. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. ~ Chinese Proverb

The first decision of a woman is the most intelligent and the last decision most dangerous. ~Chinese Proverb

Idleness is ever the root of indecision. ~ Latin Proverb

Once you have decided to hit someone, then hit them hard because the retribution will be the same whether you hit hard or not. ~ Arabian Proverb

Indecision is the key to flexibility. ~ Traditional Proverb

A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion. ~ Chinese Proverb

The day you decide to do it is your lucky day. ~Japanese Proverb

We decide our affairs, and then we rest them with God. ~ Jabo Proverb

Necessity requires no decision. ~ Traditional Proverb

The difference is wide that sheets will not decide. ~English Proverb

May you live to be a hundred — and decide then rest for yourself. ~Irish Proverb

A decision made at night may be changed in the morning. ~ Samoan Proverb

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. ~ Bible

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Quotations about Decisions

Men must decide on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. ~ Mencius

Every decision you make is a mistake. ~ Edward Dahlberg

Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world. ~ Anso Coetzer

Most of our executives make very sound decisions. The trouble is many of them have turned out not to have been right. ~ Donald Bullock

Not to decide is to decide. ~ Harvey Cox

I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly; if it be wrong, leave it undone. ~ Bernard Gilpin

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. ~ Roy Disney

The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. ~ Napoleon Hill

The power of uncontrollable decision is of the most delicate and dangerous nature. ~ James Asheton Bayard

The wavering mind is a base property. ~ Euripides

Although every man believes that his decisions and resolutions involve the most multifarious factors, in reality they are mere oscillation between flight and longing. ~ Herman Broch

Form the habit of making decisions when your spirit is fresh… to let dark moods lead is like choosing cowards to command armies. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

The inability to make a decision has often been passed off as patience. ~ Author Unknown

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

There are people who can come to no decision on any matter without first having slept over it. This is all very well; but cases may occur where on this plan you risk being captured, bed and all. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made. ~ Author Unknown

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. ~ Yogi Berra

Consider what you think justice requires, and decide accordingly. But never give your reasons; for your judgment will probably be right, but your reasons will certainly be wrong. ~ Lord Mansfield

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself. ~ John W. Foster

Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course. ~ Adrian Cadbury

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. ~ Anthony Robbins

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions. ~ Author Unknown

Reconsider, v. To seek a justification for a decision already made. ~ Ambrose Bierce

General propositions do not decide concrete cases. The decision will depend on a judgment or intuition more subtle than any articulate major premise. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.,

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. ~ Andrew Jackson

Some persons are very decisive when it comes to avoiding decisions. ~ Brendan Francis

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions. ~ James Callaghan

A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. ~ T.S. Eliot

When possible make the decisions now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment. ~ William B. Given

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer

Our power is in our ability to decide. ~ Buckminster Fuller

The tendency of modern science is to reduce proof to absurdity by continually reducing absurdity to proof. ~ Samuel Butler

In not making the decision, you’ve made one. Not doing something is the same as doing it. ~ Ivan Bloch

Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance. ~ John Dryden

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~ David Russell

Indecision becomes decision with time. ~ Author Unknown

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing. ~ William Feather

The demands of modern living are so exacting that men and women everywhere must exercise deliberate selection to live wisely. ~ Robert Grant

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Decision-making is the specific executive task. ~ Peter F. Drucker

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. ~ George Canning

Business leaders often get credit for the successful decisions that were forced on them. ~ Oliver A. Fick

We are given one life, and the decision is our whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live. ~ Omar Nelson Bradley

When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss absolutely all responsibility and care about the outcome. ~ William James

Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune? ~ Elias Canetti

There is nothing more to be esteemed than a manly firmness and decision of character. I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what is to be done in given circumstances and does it. ~ William Hazlitt

Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do. ~ Denis Waitley

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. ~ Isaac Asimov

When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone. ~ Thomas Scott

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~ Flora Whittemore

Once the “what” is decided, the “how” always follows. We must not make the “how” an excuse for not facing and accepting the “what.” ~ Pearl S. Buck

Saying about decisions

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